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Enterprise Contractor Safety

Working alongside our contract partners to ensure everyone and everything is always safe

At PG&E, there is nothing more important than public, employee and contractor safety. In support of this commitment, PG&E has established an enterprise Contractor Safety Program. This program outlines the minimum requirements for managing and overseeing contractors and subcontractors (at any tier) that perform medium and high risk work activities on behalf of PG&E, on either PG&E or customer sites and assets. As a prime contractor or subcontractor, maintaining a pre-qualified status in PG&E's third-party administrator for contractor safety performance management system is a requirement for doing business with PG&E.


For a list of PG&E registered and qualified contractors in ISNetworld, please see the links below:


The Contractor Safety Handbook provides guidance for contract partners performing work onsite for PG&E. The information provided in this handbook will assist in understanding PG&E's commitment to safety.


Additionally, the following links are for the Contractor Safety Program requirements that are located in your contract and associated documents and templates:

Electric Distribution Project and Contract Management (P&CM) safety and quality related templates are provided below:


January 22-25, 2024: Safety Week


Safety Week reminds us about our responsibility to work safely and keep each other safe. Use it as an opportunity to discuss and engage in ways we can ensure Everyone and Everything is Always Safe.



  • Inspire coworkers to take ownership of their role in protecting themselves and each other.
  • Move from safety compliance to safety commitment.
  • Strengthen our connection to safety and each other:
    • Have open conversations with coworkers.
    • Make a commitment to prioritize their protection.
  • Provide knowledge on implementing HU Tools into daily work to:
    • Reduce human error.
    • Ensure essential controls are not missing, disabled or inadequate.


Daily activities:

Read, apply and discuss two of the Human Performance Tools on pages 26-33 of the SIF Prevention Field Guide. Watch a short video, with an intro focused on those tools, and answer discussion questions with your team. Read the FAQs.


Day 1: Questioning Attitude, Tailboards, Pre-Job Brief and Energy Wheel
Day 2: Two-Minute Rule & Situational Awareness
Day 3: Placekeeping & Self-Checking (STAR)
Day 4: Stop When Unsure & Procedures Use and Adherence
Day 5: Phonetic Alphabet & Three-Way Communication ​​​​​​​


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Leader role:

For each day of Safety Week, schedule a 15-minute virtual or in-person meeting Or, leverage your DOR, Tailboard or Huddle time. Use the time to facilitate and discuss:

  • Starting work only when safe.
  • Stopping work when conditions change.

Spend time on the frontline with coworkers and contract partners. Use the Safety Visits Toolkit to engage and discuss starting work when safe and stopping work when conditions change. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Capturing ideas​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ as a best practice:

Assign someone to write down all the ideas and actions the team comes up with during meetings. Use the Corrective Action Program (CAP) to act on an idea or safety issue that comes up to:

  • Make the organization aware of the issue.
  • Help with completing and tracking.


Safety Week Toolkit (PDF)

Safety Week Toolkit - Spanish (PDF)

Safety Week January 2024 FAQs (PDF)

Serious Injury & Fatality Prevention Field Guide (PDF)


Additional resources


Hazard Wheel

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding contractor safety policies and procedures, please do not hesitate to contact the Enterprise Contractor Safety team at ContractorSafetyInfo@pge.com